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Usage examples for hilarity

  1. The smell was terrific, and the effect added to the hilarity of the excursion. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. A spell of his larkish hilarity was for the punishment of the girl devoted to his heroical performances, as he still considered her to be, though women are notoriously volatile, and her language was mounting a stage above the kitchen. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. The chiefs of divisions who were with Lanstron alternately sat down and paced the floor, their restlessness now that of a happiness too deeply thrilling to be expressed by hilarity – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  4. Every one too, except Abdullah, made believe to revel in the gin and rum, out of compliment to the guest, whose national drink it was; but Iskender was not deceived by their hilarity – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  5. Why he was twenty miles away, various and conflicting reasons are given, but on his good horse Rienzi he arrived in time to turn defeat and rout into victory and hilarity – Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
  6. They then tried to get up, but, with their arms locked, they found it impossible to do so, and rolled over and got up with great hilarity – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland
  7. Bibbs interrupted, a faint ripple of hilarity in his voice. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  8. Is there unconsciousness in it or just the hilarity of a distracted mind bent on self- destruction? –  by
  9. An unwonted stillness reigned over the Chapin house, broken occasionally by wild outbursts of hilarity which meant that some examination or other was over and had not been so bad after all. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  10. Her husband winked at her gravely, which was his nearest approach to hilarity – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. This was the fault of a series of accidents; but the accidents continued for years and became, for me and for others, a subject of hilarity with either party. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  12. He raised his eyebrows and frowned slightly, as if to deprecate any corresponding hilarity on the part of Mrs. Tucker, or any attempt to make too light of the subject, and then rising, placed his hands behind his back, beamed half- humorously upon her from beneath her husband's picture, and repeated, " That's so." – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  13. The Duke's hilarity was not shared by Egmont, who, on the contrary, fell into a furious passion. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  14. Kind as she is, the hilarity of her disposition does nor allow the sympathy she bestows on others to injure either her mind or her body." – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  15. And that also made mirth and hilarity impossible at that gate. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  16. The knowledge that we were now assured of a good stock of dried meat, of course, added to the hilarity of feast. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  17. Still his excitement kept him keyed to a pitch of singular and optimistic hilarity – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  18. I think the outward aspect of the place and the hilarity of the sky and air must get into the people's blood. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  19. There was none of the general hilarity accompanying a homeward cruise. – The Last Cruise of the Saginaw by George H. Read
  20. Yet icy was the deportment with which Philip received these demonstrations of affection, and haughty the glance with which he looked down upon these exhibitions of civic hilarity as from the height of a grim and inaccessible tower. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
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